Faye V. Harrison is Joint Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of Florida and President of the International Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences (2013-18). She earned her 1982 Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford. Her scholarship concerns the political economy, politics, and culture of social inequalities. She has published extensively on how race, gender, class and (trans)national belonging intersect with structural violence and human rights, especially in African diaspora contexts. She is also known for her writings on the history and politics of peripheralized anthropological knowledges. She has conducted research in the U.S., U.K, and Jamaica along with exploratory investigations in Denmark, South Africa, and Cuba. Recipient of the ABA's Legacy Scholar Award, her publications include Decolonizing Anthropology (1991, 1997, 2010) and Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age (2008).
Areas of Research
human rights, diasporic feminisms, antiracisms
Harrison, Faye V. Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Harrison, Faye V., ed. Resisting Racism and Xenophobia: Global Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Human Rights. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press, 2005.
Harrison, Faye V., ed. Decolonizing Anthropology: Moving Further toward an Anthropology for Liberation. Third edition. Arlington: American Anthropological Association, 2010.
Harrison, Ira and Faye V. Harrison, eds. African-American Pioneers in Anthropology. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Harrison, Faye V. Racism in the Academy: Toward a Multi-Methodological Agenda for Anthropological Engagement. In Racism in the Academy: The New Millennium. Audrey Smedley and Janis F. Hutchinson, eds.. Pp. 13-32. Arlington, VA: American Anthropological Association, 2012.(Can be downloaded from: http://www.aaanet.org/cmtes/commissions/upload/02_Harrison-2.pdf)
Harrison, Faye V. Dismantling Anthropology’s Domestic and International Peripheries. World Anthropologies Network (WAN) E-Journal, Number 6/July: 87-109, 2012. (Available at: http://www.ram-wan.net/documents/05_e_Journal/journal-6/5-harrison.pdf)
Harrison, Faye V. Learning from St. Clair Drake:(Re)Mapping Diasporic Connections. Journal of African American History 98(3): 446-454, 2013. Symposium–St. Clair Drake: The Making of a Scholar-Activist.”
Harrison, Faye V. Global Apartheid, Foreign Policy, and Human Rights. Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 4(3): 48-68, theme issue on “Race & Globalization,” 2002. Reprinted in Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line. Manning Marable and Vanessa Agard-Jones, eds. pp. 19-40. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Harrison, Faye V. The Politics of Antiracism and Social Justice: A Perspective from a Human Rights Network in the U.S. South. North American Dialogue 12(1):8-17, October 2008.
Harrison, Faye V. Global Apartheid, Environmental Degradation, and Women’s Activism for Sustainable Well-Being: A Conceptual and Theoretical Overview. Urban Anthropology & Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 33(1):1-35, 2004. To be reprinted as “Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives on Global Apartheid, Environmental Injustice, and Women’s Activism for Sustainable Well-Being” in the forthcoming Women’s Work and Resource Management. Subhadra Mitra Channa and Marilyn Porter, eds.